Investor’s pick: Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN), Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK), Canadian Natural Resources Limited (NYSE:CNQ), YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW), PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG)

On Dec. 5, Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) announced that the company’s board of directors has declared a $0.125 per share cash dividend on its common stock. The dividend is payable on December 31, 2014, to stockholders of record as of December 15, 2014. Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its net profit margin is 3.50% and weekly performance is -0.20%. On last trading day company shares ended up $25.12. Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 1.44%.

Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK) said it would buy Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc for $8.4 billion plus assumption of debt, giving the major drugmaker an entry into the market for drugs that combat so-called superbugs. Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) shares increased 0.63% in last trading session and ended the day at $61.88. MRK Gross Margin is 59.70% and its return on assets is 5.20%. Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) quarterly performance is 2.93%.

On Nov 30, Canadian Natural Resources Limited (NYSE:CNQ) has reported close to 60,000 litres of crude oil has spilled into muskeg in Red Earth Creek in northern Alberta. On 08 December, Canadian Natural Resources Limited (NYSE:CNQ) shares moved down -4.37% and was closed at $31.08. CNQ EPS growth in last 5 year was 33.20%. Canadian Natural Resources Limited (NYSE:CNQ) year to date (YTD) performance is -6.72%.

YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) CEO James L. Welch unloaded 10,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.80, for a total value of $238,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 227,863 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,423,139. YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) ended the last trading day at $23.86. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 4.50% and price to cash ratio as 4.11. YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) showed a weekly performance of 3.97%.

On Dec. 2, PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) and Pleotint, LLC, have renewed their agreement to jointly market a commercial window glass system that combines self-tinting SUNTUITIVE® glass by Pleotint with SOLARBAN® low-emissivity (low-e) glass by PPG to increase occupant comfort, control solar heat gain and reduce energy costs in buildings. PPG Industries Inc. (NYSE:PPG) shares remains unchanged in last trading session and ended the day at $222.84. PPG Gross Margin is 43.10% and its return on assets is 13.50%. PPG Industries Inc. (NYSE:PPG) quarterly performance is 10.98%.

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